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Exploring police use of force decision-making processes and impairments using a naturalistic decision making approach

Hine, Kelly; Porter, Louise; Westera, Nina; Alpert, Geroffrey; Allen, Andrea


As part of their duties, police regularly engage with citizens, which can result in the use of force. While we know how often and under what circumstances officers use force, little is known about officers’ decision-making processes that lead to force. The study took a naturalistic decision-making approach to analyze debrief sessions between 91 recruits and their trainers after partaking in a use-of-force assessment scenario. Results show recruit’s decision making was more aligned with an...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Criminal Justice and Behavior
DOI: 10.1177%2F0093854818789726


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